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This review is a sequel to my Review of the 95S in Deep Red, The pen in this review is essentially the same as the other pen but for the color and nib size.

 

The model documented here is the FES-1MM-B-EF

 

Super impressed with the Elite, I ended up ordering a few more, this Black EF for me and a Black F for a very good friend (also an FPNer).

 

Same Packaging:

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8811.jpg

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8812.jpg

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8813.jpg

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8814.jpg

 

The pens compared:

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8815.jpg

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8817.jpg

 

The nibs:

 

The M nib has seen a few weeks of use, the EF is pristine.

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8818.jpg

 

The tipping:

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8820.jpg

 

the EF is so much smaller than the M, really Pilot precision:notworthy1:

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8822.jpg

 

The black has such a glossy captop. :wub:

 

Some writing samples comparing the new arrival with some other inked ones in the tray:

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8828.jpg

 

EF Vs M:

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8830.jpg

 

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t543/hari_317/PilotElite95SBlack/IMG_8829.jpg

 

Cheers!

Hari

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Hari:

These are such beautiful pens, and your reviews come very close to making them irresistible. If I didn't already have a Platinum pocket pen with a wonderful semiflex nib, I would be doomed here.

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Hari:

These are such beautiful pens, and your reviews come very close to making them irresistible. If I didn't already have a Platinum pocket pen with a wonderful semiflex nib, I would be doomed here.

ron

 

His review of the red one got me. :)

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Hari:

These are such beautiful pens, and your reviews come very close to making them irresistible. If I didn't already have a Platinum pocket pen with a wonderful semiflex nib, I would be doomed here.

ron

Hi Ron, Thanks! Before I bought these new Elites, the only Pilot pocket pens that I had were the so called Pilot "Short" pens that are telescopic. These used to be available very cheap in Mumbai, around 6USD each with tiny but 14K gold nibs that were flexy more often than not. I am happy to see that Pilot has not lost its touch in making superb pens. I hope they remain this way. I think you should try one Elite 95S.

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His review of the red one got me. :)

:thumbup: Have you received the pen already? How do you like it?

 

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Hi Hari ,

 

Ultimate review & nice pen as usual ..

 

What about filling system ?

 

How much price in INR ?

 

Regards ,

 

'BAAZ'

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Hi Hari ,

 

Ultimate review & nice pen as usual ..

 

What about filling system ?

 

How much price in INR ?

 

Regards ,

 

'BAAZ'

Thank you Baaz.

 

Filling system is Cartridge/Converter, imported landed price is approximately 6000INR.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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:thumbup: Have you received the pen already? How do you like it?

 

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Hari

 

It hasn't shipped quite yet, alas.

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It hasn't shipped quite yet, alas.

Hmmm.

 

I am surprised why the Elite 95S is not more widely available. Other than a lone seller on Rakuten and Engeika through his website not ebay, not many more are carrying the pen. Thankfully my seller in Japan is pretty much able to source any pen and ship it in a day or two of ordering.

 

I have been advised that my third order placed today is going to be slightly delayed due to the impending Japanese mid August holidays.

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Hari...received my Pilot Elite F yesterday...thanks for taking all the trouble...I dip tested it today and it puts out a nice fine line...slightly finer than the Pelikan M800 F nib, a pen I am currently using...I then inserted the converter and filled it with Pelikan Brilliant Black ink...the flow is superb...and I wrote about half a page...nice deceptive looking pen, but once you post it, it comes into its own...grip, balance, all good...I always love the black and gold combination...

 

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Jai

Writing and posting about fountain pens exclusively on www.jaisiri.blogspot.in ... recent posts on Hema Pens (Hyderabad), Haul at Majestic (Bangalore), and Asoka Pens (Tenali)...

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Hari...received my Pilot Elite F yesterday...thanks for taking all the trouble...I dip tested it today and it puts out a nice fine line...slightly finer than the Pelikan M800 F nib, a pen I am currently using...I then inserted the converter and filled it with Pelikan Brilliant Black ink...the flow is superb...and I wrote about half a page...nice deceptive looking pen, but once you post it, it comes into its own...grip, balance, all good...I always love the black and gold combination...

 

Regards,

 

Jai

Thanks for the update Jai. Let me know a long term report if possible. :)

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Hey Hari, thanks again for the wonderful review and pics. I was wondering, does it this work with a c/c as well? If it does, is it included? I saw only a cartridge in your other review. I won't get it if its only a cartridge only. If it fits a c/c, is it very small?

 

One other this, which feels more..premium to you? I think the black looks classier (of course, I know YMMV but still) but I like the red one too..Just wondering if the red one's cap feels a bit aluminiumy..(ie feels cheap)

 

Thanks!

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Hey Hari, thanks again for the wonderful review and pics. I was wondering, does it this work with a c/c as well? If it does, is it included? I saw only a cartridge in your other review. I won't get it if its only a cartridge only. If it fits a c/c, is it very small?

 

One other this, which feels more..premium to you? I think the black looks classier (of course, I know YMMV but still) but I like the red one too..Just wondering if the red one's cap feels a bit aluminiumy..(ie feels cheap)

 

Thanks!

Yes, this works with converter. ONLY the CON-20 will fit the pen. Converter was not included but it is a 5USD item, easily ordered as an extra item.

 

I like both, that's why i have both :) , in the hand, the black feels and looks more classy, the red looks casual... Both pens have identical construction with double anodised aluminum caps and there is no feeling of cheapness at all.

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Yes, this works with converter. ONLY the CON-20 will fit the pen. Converter was not included but it is a 5USD item, easily ordered as an extra item.

 

I like both, that's why i have both :) , in the hand, the black feels and looks more classy, the red looks casual... Both pens have identical construction with double anodised aluminum caps and there is no feeling of cheapness at all.

Thanks for that, answers all my question! :) Think I'll go for a black one

Fountain pens are like weapons. They just make your pocket bleed so much.

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Nice review. I have found an Elite for $75 (vintage) or the 95S for $90. The vintage one is 18K, whereas the 95S is 14K. Is the $15 worth being new?

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Somehow I know I want one of these?

 

Is there anything specific to watch for to tell me it's a good pen and a good deal?

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”

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How do you find the line width and flex/softness of the nib? Do you know if it's similar to the vanishing point EF?

 

Do you feel some cushioning by the nib or is it more a nail?

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Nice pen,didn't know it (shame on me). I'll watch in the review of the red one for dimensions but if they're not given there can you write them here please?

A people can be great withouth a great pen but a people who love great pens is surely a great people too...

Pens owned actually: MB 146 EF;Pelikan M200 SE Clear Demonstrator 2012 B;Parker 17 EF;Parker 51 EF;Waterman Expert II M,Waterman Hemisphere M;Waterman Carene F and Stub;Pilot Justus 95 F.

 

Nearly owned: MB 149 B(Circa 2002);Conway Stewart Belliver LE bracket Brown IB.

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Hi Hari...

 

Where did u buy this from and what was the price?

 

Regards,

Chander

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